For population 25 years and over in Metropolis:
For population 15 years and over in Metropolis city:
56 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,048 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (86.0 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (129.0 miles , pop. 545,524).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (329.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Brookport, IL (2.4 miles ), Joppa, IL (2.7 miles ), Paducah, KY (2.8 miles ), Lone Oak, KY (3.0 miles ), Massac, KY (3.0 miles ), Hendron, KY (3.0 miles ), Kevil, KY (3.2 miles ), Woodlawn-Oakdale, KY (3.4 miles ).
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Latitude: 37.15 N, Longitude: 88.73 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Home of Superman
Daytime population change due to commuting: +721 (+11.0%)
Area code: 618
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Metropolis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (16 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -697 (-9.7%).
Work and jobs in Metropolis: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Metropolis, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Metropolis-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Metropolis city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.
On 9/22/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Metropolis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from Metropolis center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from Metropolis center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Massac County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Oscar Micheaux - Film director, Betty Foss - Baseball player, Joanne Weaver - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Buddy Hall - Pool player, Jean Weaver - Baseball player, Annie Malone - Fashion businesspeople, John Riegger - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 6/13/63), John Steele (paratrooper) - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Ben Taylor (first baseman) - Baseball player, Hawk Taylor - Baseball player.
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See full list of schools located in Metropolis, map of school districts: MASSAC SCHOOL UNIT DISTRICT 1
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.86. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
79 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
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Banks with branches in Metropolis (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Metropolis city (based on Massac County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.67%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
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4.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,461 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,880 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Metropolis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Metropolis, IL
Total length: 240 meters (787ft)
Total costs: $434,000
Total average daily traffic: 198,279
Total average daily truck traffic: 33,778
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Metropolis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Metropolis, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Metropolis)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Metropolis)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.